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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional officials have found lead in the drinking water of a House office building, and a Florida lawmaker is demanding answers. The office of the Architect of the Capitol informed lawmakers Tuesday that lead levels in the drinking water of the historic...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest court ruling affirming U.S. abortion rights in a generation scolded Texas lawmakers for a lack of facts and vindicated Republicans' wonky pest: A team of university researchers so prolific in their scrutiny of Texas women's health laws that a...
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy's father had drugs in his system when two deputy city marshals opened fire on the man's car, killing his son and critically wounding him, an attorney for one of the deputies said Wednesday. The father's credibility and state of mind at the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser. Hundreds of inner-city youths — the people most exposed to Baltimore's pernicious gun violence —...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Barack Obama says he'll keep working for a trans-Pacific trade deal...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $38.6 billion budget bill Wednesday that will more than triple state spending on the water emergency in Flint. Expenditures on the lead-tainted water crisis will total at least $240 million. That is about $165 million more...
NEW YORK (AP) — An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center opened Wednesday, built atop a security center that screens vehicles and overlooking the memorial to those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The one-acre Liberty Park, a $50 million...
RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) — Penny McClure eyed the creek swelling up behind the Go Mart as she worked her shift on the morning of June 23. It didn't seem ominous. Just an unpleasant, rainy day in West Virginia. Customers streamed in for supplies. Nobody seemed too worried. Then the...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge sentenced a career criminal to life in prison Wednesday for a brutal home invasion beating caught on a nanny cam after listening to the victim describe how the attack left her with physical and psychological scars. Shawn Custis said nothing during the...